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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Mason and the Vanderbilt Commodores have an actual quarterback battle on their hands as they report for fall practice. And Mason couldn’t be happier. “It just raises everybody’s level of awareness as to details and what they need to do because they know that there’s a battle,” Mason said Thursday. …

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Thursday identified defensive line and tight end as the team’s biggest concerns heading into the offseason. The Hawkeyes, who finished 9-4 and ranked 25th after beating Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl, lost a program-high four players who left school early for the NFL. Tight …

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Quarterback Tate Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami. Martell announced on Twitter early Wednesday: “I’m a Hurricane.” Martell had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal last week and was free to be approached by schools about a potential move. Martell, who will be a third-year sophomore, sat behind …

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama cornerback Saivion Smith is entering the NFL draft. Smith announced his decision Saturday on Twitter, becoming the fifth Crimson Tide underclassmen to turn pro this week. The junior college transfer played in all 15 games during his lone season at Alabama, starting 12. He had 60 tackles, three interceptions and …

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Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. Those projected first-rounders announced their intentions on Friday, along with versatile tailback Josh Jacobs and tight end Irv Smith Jr. Jonah Williams and Quinnen Williams were unanimous All-Americans rated …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s national championship front four is off to the NFL. All-American defensive end Clelin Ferrell made it a clean sweep of top-round prospects, joining All-American tackle Christian Wilkins, tackle Dexter Lawrence and end Austin Bryant in heading to the draft. Ferrell, Wilkins and Bryant all passed on the pros last season …

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson cornerback Trayvon Mullen is headed to the NFL draft. Mullen and fellow Tigers starter linebacker Tre Lamar announced their intentions Wednesday to forego their senior seasons to turn pro. The two are the first of what’s expected to be several defensive starters who will leave the school for the NFL …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Kliff Kingsbury was Southern California’s offensive coordinator for just 34 days, Clay Helton says he isn’t mad after the Arizona Cardinals swooped in. Kingsbury became the Cardinals’ head coach and left the Trojans in the lurch Tuesday, leaving LA just over one month after he agreed to take charge of …

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Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship, but can the Tigers keep the Crimson Tide from reaching another less significant milestone? Alabama has been preseason No. 1 in the AP poll the last three seasons, matching a record held by Oklahoma, which started No. 1 each season from 1985-87. Another preseason No. 1 in 2019 …

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Clemson’s first series ended in a three-and-out, yet center Justin Falcinelli was beaming with confidence. It only got better for the Tigers after that. The matchup between Alabama’s vaunted defensive line and Clemson’s offensive line that was projected as a mismatch was indeed one-sided. Only it was the Tigers controlling …

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